Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

Equipping your staff to help others in a crisis with MHFA training

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health – and to provide help on a first aid basis.

Working with small groups our training programmes will help you to build your own cohort of Mental Health First Aiders within your organisation, minimise the impact of mental ill health on your business and maintain healthy workplaces.

Book, schedule and buy your training online.

Group bookings from £2,399 + VAT

The MHFA course does not teach people to diagnose or treat conditions or provide counselling, but how to respond in a crisis and look after someone until they can access professional help. It also addresses mental health stigma and promotes early intervention and positive wellbeing.

This training programme will help you build a cohort of Mental Health First Aiders within your organisation, minimising the impact of mental ill health on your business and maintaining a healthy workplace.

"The training delivered helped me understand issues around mental health that we don’t normally recognise. Great course and the take away material is detailed and professional. The trainer gave great energy." Gareth, Warburtons

What will you learn on the Mental Health First Aid training course?

  • An understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • How to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • How to support a person in distress
  • Effective listening skills
  • Where to signpost people for self-help resources

 Key topics:

  • Depression, suicidal crisis, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, self-harm, psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
  • Risk factors for mental health issues
  • Non-judgemental listening skills
  • Appropriate interventions for each issue
  • Action planning for using MHFA

Each MHFA delegate will receive a manual and workbook, and a PDF certificate upon completion of the course.

Duration, delivery and cost:

We can deliver these group courses face-to-face or online, to suit your needs.

Group bookings:

  • Online delivery:
  • Group size: 6 to 16 participants
  • Duration: 15 hours (over four sessions)
  • Online cost: £2,399 + VAT

  • Face-to-face delivery:
  • Group size: 6 to 16 participants
  • Duration: Two full days
  • Face-to-face cost: £2,999 + VAT

Our mental health training programmes are delivered by our sister organisation, Remploy, which specialises in helping both employers and employees to develop the knowledge, confidence and capacity to effectively support colleagues and individuals with a disability or health condition.

All of the training is delivered by a team of experienced consultants, who have extensive knowledge and a practical understanding of workplace issues.

The course has been developed by qualified training designers, in line with the Training Accreditation Programme methodology.